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Pediatric Orthopaedics

From broken bones to the most complex orthopedic conditions, the Pediatric Orthopaedics program at Children’s Hospital offers the region's most advanced care in a family-friendly environment.

We treat a wide range of pediatric problems, including complex fractures; sports injuries; deformities of the spine, bones, hips or feet; scoliosis; and infections of the musculoskeletal system.

Your guide to surgery at Children's Hospital

When it comes to your child, no surgery is routine. Learn everything you need to know to prepare your child and yourself for a visit.

Conditions We Treat

We treat all orthopaedic conditions, including:

Meet Your Care Team

In some cases, your child's care may be referred to one of our consulting orthopaedic surgeons. 

Kevin M. Dale
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4.4

Kevin M. DaleMD

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery
David S. Ebenezer
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4.5

David S. EbenezerMD

    Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Craig R. Louer

Craig R. LouerMD

    Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Spinal Surgery, Spine
Jeffrey E. Martus
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4.7

Jeffrey E. MartusMD, MS

    Fractures, Limb Deformity, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Surgery
Gregory A. Mencio
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4.6

Gregory A. MencioMD

    Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Spinal Surgery, Spine
Alex B. Diamond
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4.8

Alex B. DiamondDO, MPH

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Andrew J. Gregory
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4.4

Andrew J. GregoryMD, FAAP

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Fractures, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Lydia Belcher
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4.9

Lydia BelcherAPRN

    Pediatric Orthopaedics
Jane T. Kile
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4.9

Jane T. KileFNP

    Pediatric Orthopaedics
Mihir J. Desai
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4.9

Mihir J. DesaiMD, MS

    Adult Orthopaedics, Fractures, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Hand Surgery
Steve Engstrom
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4.7

Steve EngstromMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Jennifer L. Halpern
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4.9

Jennifer L. HalpernMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Ginger E. Holt
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4.7

Ginger E. HoltMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Joshua M. Lawrenz

Joshua M. LawrenzMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Cancer, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Donald H. Lee
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4.5

Donald H. LeeMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery
Gregory G. Polkowski
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4.8

Gregory G. PolkowskiII, MD, MSCR

    Adult Orthopaedics, Joint Replacement, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Herbert S. Schwartz
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4.8

Herbert S. SchwartzMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Sarcoma
Jaron P. Sullivan
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4.7

Jaron P. SullivanMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Douglas R. Weikert
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4.9

Douglas R. WeikertMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics

Why Choose Pediatric Orthopaedics at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks us as a top children’s hospital in the nation for orthopedic care.

  • Full-service outpatient clinic

    We have a full-service outpatient clinic providing X-rays, casting services, referrals and consultations for physical and occupational therapy.

  • Low-radiation imaging

    We offer some patients the EOS X-ray imaging system. It uses ultra-low radiation doses (up to 50 times lower depending on the scan type) to capture 2-D and 3-D images. Children who need frequent scans for their conditions are exposed to far less radiation over their lifetimes.

  • Specialized care

    Our providers are all specialty trained in pediatric sports medicine or pediatric orthopedic surgery. This expertise means the best possible care for your child. Other programs and services we provide include general orthopedics and fracture care; care for scoliosis, cerebral palsy, spasticity and osteogenesis imperfecta; and a hip preservation clinic.

  • Innovative research

    Our researchers make the discoveries that improve orthopedic care for children and teenagers here and at other hospitals nationwide where our trained doctors serve.

  • Collaborative care

    Children's Hospital takes care of your child – the whole child. A problem with your child’s bones or joints might bring you to our pediatric orthopedic team. If your child has other needs, we work with Vanderbilt specialists who offer other types of care, including rheumatology, neurology, neurosurgery, developmental medicine and endocrine/diabetes care.

  • Sports medicine experts

    Vanderbilt is the chosen sports medicine provider for high school athletic teams across Middle Tennessee.

The Day I Broke My Arm (A Hendersonville Story)

Silas Roupp has a story he wants to tell you about how to avoid breaking your arm. His mom, Susan, also has a story to share about how there's convenient care close to home. Watch their stories here, and learn about our pediatric Orthopaedic services in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, Franklin and Mt. Juliet.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

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